'The Originals' Proves To Be Better Than 'The Vampire Diaries': Fans Want Bonnie Home

Since the mid-season finales of "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries," Empty Lighthouse posted a poll asking fans what show reigns supreme among the two and the results were pretty surprising.

(Steven R. McQueen Leaving "The Vampire Diaries," Fans Want Bonnie Back, "The Originals" Renewed For Another Season, Poll Results Below)

488 votes were casted by fans and of those 488, "The Originals" bested "The Vampire Diaries" in a landslide victory earning 330 of the total votes.

"The Vampire Diaries" only earned 158 votes and it looks like the parent show falls short of the spin-off.

One fan commented, "TO's quality is way better," under the original poll.

It is clear that fans aren't afraid to express their love/hate for a particular show but it is strange that "The Vampire Diaries" seems to have lost it when put up to "The Originals." Being the show that started all is normally enough to carry a show to victory over it's spin-off if the two were to ever be pinned against each other.

The argument that the quality is better gives insight into what may be lacking in "TVD."

So far this season "The Vampire Diaries" has managed to send the one character that never really finds happiness, Bonnie (Kat Graham), back into a secluded place. She is stuck in Kai's (Christopher Wood) prison and once again all by herself.

This proved to be one of the bigger issues with fans this season as #BonnieBennettDeservesBetter began trending on Twitter a few weeks into the show.

Now, fans want her back include one who commented under our poll saying, "Time to bring Bonnie home and sort the witches.

One good thing they are back home hated that part of show just did not work without a base home."

Bonnie is without a doubt a very young but experienced witch in the show. She has always managed to escape from trapped situations and come back to her friends in Mystic Falls.

She as an original character and without her the friendship between Elena (Nina Dobrev), Caroline (Candice Accola) and herself does not seem whole.

When one character is being held hostage there is something missing as the friendship is one of the things that made "The Vampire Diaries" so popular, along with Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder of course.

Either way Graham has dealt with her roll accordingly and brings a lot of emotion to her role.

The idea of having a character captive and having the team bail them out of trouble is deeply rooted in the series.

That being said, it may be getting a bit old for viewers especially when the same character is finding themselves trapped.

The argument can be made that Stefan was once trapped and held hostage by his doppelganger, Silas, but it pales in comparison to the amount of times that Bonnie found herself in trouble.

As for the base home the fan was referring to that is quite the relief as the curse keeping Vampires out of Mystic Falls was lifted.

Now that Elena becomes trapped in an invisible cloaked Mystic Falls there is no doubt that the team will choose between her and Bonnie.

Reports have now surfaced on Variety.com that Steven R. McQueen will be exiting "The Vampire Diaries." Not only is Bonnie trapped but now Jeremy Gilbert is departing for good?

"We're saying goodbye to Steven McQueen, as a series regular, in the 14th episode," show-runner Julie Plec said to Variety of the actor who plays Jeremy Gilbert.

"I was there when we were shooting his last scene and, spoiler alert, it's not a death scene because that would just be too mean."

Variety also said that The CW has confirmed Plec's statement.

Fortunately for fans who loved seeing McQueen on the show, The CW has a way of recycling some of their actors so who knows maybe he will appear on another show.

Entertainment Weekly also reported that Plec and the series creator Kevin Williamson have already figured out the perfect ending for "The Vampire Dairies" series.

Now on to the winner of our poll. "The Originals" has proven that the idea of family can extend from the show to it's fans ultimately creating a fan base like no other.

The show has pulled away from the spin-off name and solidified itself as one of The CW's hottest shows on the network. Both "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries" have been renewed for another season.

As "The Originals" enters its second half of the second season, things look as if they will be getting very rocky. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has two parents that were hellbent on killing him. Now with help from his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and the mother of his child Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), it looks like he has the complete upper hand in it all.

Hayley and Elijah have finally succumbed to the tension that stood between them. Elijah granted Hayley his blessing in marrying Jackson for the safety of her child but not before a steamy moment between the two.

Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) seems to be another ally for Klaus but his vow to keep Davina (Danielle Campbell) out of harms way is sure to increase if he ever finds out what Kaleb/Kol (Daniel Sharman), did with Rebekah (Claire Holt).

Which leads fans to question how important Rebekah will be in upcoming seasons of "The Originals." With Hope alive, there is no doubt that Aunt Dahlia will be coming to collect what was agreed upon between her and Esther.

The only question is, when will she do so?

Mikael is still out on the loose preparing to kill Klaus, the son who cost him everything. With Esther in a transformative state to become the thing she hated the most about her children, what side will she choose?

The storyline is without a doubt very interesting.

The past has finally come full forced to the future of "The Originals" family and it looks like the second half of season two will be one for the books, especially with little Davina worrying about choosing between Kaleb and Marcel.

Davina is a young yet experienced witch much like Bonnie so could she end up being the future witch in distress for seasons to come?

The admirable quality in "The Originals" is that they illustrate how a family or a cohesive unit can face an task that is put in front of them.

This also carries over into their fan base who often use #TheOriginalsFamily when tweeting about their favorite show.

With season renewals, characters trapped, characters exiting and new villains around the corner, the mid-season break is soon to be over for "The Originals" which returns on Monday January 19 and "The Vampire Diaries" which returns on Thursday January 22 both at 8PM EST on The CW.